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Kirk is a Partner in The CEO Project.

Kirk has experience helping big and small companies grow. He started, ran and sold his own fast-growing strategy and marketing consulting business. He successfully led a team that transformed Fortune 150 Textron, resulting in the company more than tripling in value. He steered a billion dollar global automotive supplier back to profitability as its Chief Operating Officer under the ownership of multiple private equity firms. He has worked with companies from the Inc. 500 to the Fortune 500.

Regarded as an excellent business speaker and writer, Kirk has led, engaged, coached and advised thousands of people in organizations around the world and has served on Boards of both public and private companies. He has written a number of articles and is the author of the soon-to-be-published The Emperor’s Tailor—A Story of Transformation.

Kirk has previously served on the board of Granite Broadcasting and currently serves as a director on the Board of Olon Industries. He resides in Birmingham, Michigan with his family.